The New York Times • Trip Gabriel, Reid J. Epstein • March 21 •
Assaulting the Truth, Ron Johnson Helps Erode Confidence in Government
Pushing false theories on the virus, the vaccine and the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, Mr. Johnson, the Republican senator from Wisconsin, has absorbed his party’s transformation under Donald Trump.
The New York Times • Kenneth P. Vogel, Nicholas Confessore • March 21 •
Access, Influence and Pardons: How a Set of Allies Shaped Trump’s Choices
A loose collection of well-connected groups and individuals led by a pair of Orthodox Jewish organizations had striking success in winning clemency for white-collar criminals during the Trump presidency.
The New York Times • By Robin Stein, Haley Willis, Danielle Miller and Michael S. Schmidt • March 21 •
Video: ‘We’ve Lost the Line!’: Radio Traffic Reveals Police Under Siege at Capitol
The Times obtained District of Columbia police radio communications and synchronized them with footage from the scene to show in real time how officers tried and failed to stop the attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Associated Press • James Laporta • March 21 •
AP sources: Iran threatens US Army base and top general
Iran has made threats against Fort McNair, an Army base in the nation's capital, and against the Army’s vice chief of staff, two senior U.S. intelligence officials said. They said...
The Wall Street Journal • Richard Rubin • March 21 •
High-Income Tax Avoidance Far Larger Than Thought, New Paper Estimates
The very top sliver of high-income Americans may underreport their income at levels far beyond what was suggested by prior IRS research, according to a new paper.
The New York Times • Katie Benner • March 21 •
Evidence in Capitol Attack Most Likely Supports Sedition Charges, Prosecutor Says
“I personally believe the evidence is trending toward that, and probably meets those elements,” said Michael Sherwin, who had led the Justice Department’s inquiry into the riot.
The New York Times • Ben Smith • March 21 •
He Redefined ‘Racist.’ Now He’s Trying to Build a Newsroom
The author Ibram Kendi and The Boston Globe team up to cover racism, inspired by Boston’s 19th century abolitionist newspapers.
The Daily Beast • Jessica Huseman • March 20 •
How This Voting Rights Bill Could Turn the Next Election Into a Clusterf*ck
The For the People Act is driven by commendable principle, but it asks election directors to make huge changes fast—and doesn’t cover all the costs.
Intelligencer • Irin Carmon • March 21 •
The Smearing of Kristen Clarke
Clarke could become the first Black woman to run the DOJ’s civil rights division. She’s in Fox News’s crosshairs.
The Washington Post • Beth Reinhard • March 19 •
Former lobbyist accuses Rep. Tom Reed, a potential Cuomo challenger, of sexual misconduct
Nicolette Davis, now a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army, told The Washington Post the congressman rubbed her back and unhooked her bra during a gathering at a Minneapolis pub when she was a junior lobbyist in 2017. Reed says her account is “not accurate.”
Los Angeles Times • Molly O’Toole • March 19 •
Biden promised change at the border. He's kept Trump's Title 42 policy to close it and cut off asylum
The Biden administration says migrants can still get protection under a Trump-era pandemic policy. But in a year, fewer than 1% have been able to do so.
The Washington Post • Paul Kane • March 20 •
Analysis | An iconic Hill restaurant was closed by the Capitol fencing. Can it survive?
Since 1960, the Monocle has been one of the best-located restaurants in Washington.
The Dispatch • David French • March 21 •
Why the Atlanta Massacre Triggered a Conversation About Purity Culture
The problem with purity culture is not Christianity. The problem is that its extremes are not Christian at all.
POLITICO • Sabrina Rodriguez • March 20 •
‘The crisis is in Washington’: Overwhelmed border officials urge D.C. to act
There’s a surge of migrants at the border. Local officials are holding back the chaos. But, they say, Washington needs to do something bold. Now.
The Washington Post • Ashley Parker, Nick Miroff, Sean Sullivan, Tyler Pager • March 20 •
‘No end in sight’: Inside the Biden administration’s failure to contain the border surge
Immigration has emerged as one of the administration’s most urgent challenges — seized on by Republicans as a political cudgel, posing risks to Democrats in the 2022 midterms and potentially undermining Biden’s governing agenda.
The New York Times • The Editorial Board • March 20 •
Opinion | How to Collect $1.4 Trillion in Unpaid Taxes
Wealthy Americans are concealing large amounts of income from the I.R.S. There is a straightforward corrective.
POLITICO • Alex Isenstadt, Zach Montellaro • March 21 •
Trump looks to take down Raffensperger in Georgia
The former president is expected to endorse Rep. Jody Hice, who supported Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election results, against the Georgia secretary of state.
The New York Times • Jonathan Martin • March 20 •
Two New Orleans State Senators Win Runoff Spots for U.S. House Seat
Troy Carter and Karen Carter Peterson will meet in an April runoff for the seat vacated by Cedric L. Richmond.
The Wall Street Journal • Chad Day • March 20 •
Biden White House’s Ties to Big Tech Are Detailed in New Disclosures
National security adviser Jake Sullivan served on an advisory council for Microsoft last year, new federal disclosures show.
The New York Times • Maureen Dowd • March 20 •
Opinion | Old Pol, New Tricks
Biden’s got the buzz. Who’s smirking now?